Sunday, April 1, 2007

Blogger Games...Blog! You're it!

The Rules (Directly copied from Butrfly Garden --who incidently copied it from Sugar Cane cuz we're BOTH lazy like that.): Leave me a comment saying, "Interview me.” I respond by asking you five personal questions (I will leave these questions for you in my comments) so I can get to know you better. If I already know you well, expect the questions may be a little more intimate! You WILL update your journal/bloggy thing/whatever with the answers to the questions (please don't leave your answers in my comments unless you don't have a blog). You will include this explanation and an offer to interview someone else in the post. When others comment asking to be interviewed, you will ask them five questions.

These are the questions from Butrfly Garden--> who read my entire blog before she came up with them. How thorough you are!!

1) Did you ever find a church you liked?

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No. I'm kind of lazy. I had every intention of going to the Episcopalian church but then I forgot and by the time I remembered, it was too late. And now (I will repeat myself), I'm lazy. I'm just going to have my best friend stand in (again) and have my husband's friends be there as well.

2) If you had round trip tickets to anywhere in the world, where would you go and who would you take with you?

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I would go to Australia. Every person I know that has been there has loved visiting there. In fact, I spoke with an old high school friend today that told me she just spent a month there with her husband and they didn't want to leave. It seems so beautiful and I'd love to visit the Great Barrier Reef. I would take my husband, my two children and our sitter. Don't the round trip tickets come with money for the sitter????

3) If you had to give up one thing, which would you pick? A- Books B- iPod C- TV

I would give up TV...because I can watch all my television shows on my ipod!!! A ha! I've beat the question!

4) Do you ever wish you were back to having an office job?

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Funny you should ask this question. I think about it all the time. Now please don't think I'm tooting my own horn, but I am actually fairly smart. Now, I don't think that being a mom is an easy job. In fact, it's probably the hardest thing I've ever had to do... but let's be honest. It doesn't require a lot of intelligence (a lot of love and patience but not smarts). In fact, I sometimes feel that my brain cells are oozing out of me each day that I'm with my kids. I sometimes talk like a 3 year old and I definitely don't write as intelligently as I used to. I think the only thing that keeps me intellectually stimulated is talking to other moms. There are a lot of professional women that became stay at home moms. I have mom friends that, in their "past life", were lawyers, neurosurgeon (I only know one), head hunters, nurses, etc.... It's really quite amazing.

But, back to my answer. Yes, I miss having an office job. I miss the challenge of facing a new project. I miss the money. I miss the intellectual stimulation. What I really want though, is to have the perfect balance between work and home. Like a part time job that doesn't sacrifice my ability to get promoted.

5) What would be the most annoying thing someone could do to you? (I promise not to do it!)

Lie to me. I hate lies.


Butrfly4404 said...

I don't think you're tooting your own horn. Smart is smart. It seemed like you had a pretty important job before and I would just assume that would be a whole different world than being Mom all the time. I wish I could find that balance, too.

**And the babysitter TOTALLY gets tickets with the rest of you!

Brillig said...

Butrfly sent me here because of the babysitter answer--Sugar Kane had asked me a similar question and I didn't know what to do with the kiddos. Your answer was brilliant! All of your answers were good, actually. I've been reading your site too, though I'm not quite as thorough as Butrfly. Give me time...

Sacto girl said...

I can say with some authority that you are more than just "fairly" smart!